Bennett, Richard X & Matt Parker

BYNK, 2023CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 29.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 78
Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is the first collaboration of composer, keyboardist Richard X Bennett and saxophonist Matt Parker. They form a quartet with Adam Armstrong (b) and Julian Edmond (d). Bennett typically writes and performs modern jazz while Parker leans more towards free jazz. In this session Parker Plays X but his spontaneous improvisation surfaces in a complementary fashion, as on “Countertransference”. Generally, they swing hard as on “Bus 61”, and soothe us with ballads like “Semi Vintage”. The overall impact is positive notably on “Sagebrush”.


Publicist: Terri Hinte